POLICE in the City of San Fernando assured the public of the peace and order situation in the city following the two consecutive shooting incidents that happened Monday morning, September 16.
Lieutenant Colonel Paul Gamido, the city's chief of police, said the incidents that transpired along MacArthur Highway and Jose Abad Santos Avenue and resulted in the death of one person and wounding of two others are isolated cases.
"There is no reason to be alarmed because the said incidents are isolated ones that were perpetrated by lawless elements which we are tracking down. We assure the public that we will be putting the assailants behind bars to ensure that they cannot hurt anybody anymore," he said.
As of Tuesday noon, September 17, Gamido said they are also in the process of gathering information for the possible identification of the suspects and their possible motive for the crime through statements of victims and eyewitnesses, as well as security cameras that could have captured the incidents.
Gamido said the victim in the Barangay San Isidro incident identified as Nelson Pineda, an employee of Universal Robina Corporation, was also a subject of a shooting incident that was carried out back in 2018.
"We are still tracing the possible link between the two incidents, especially that the suspects in the first attack are still at large up to this day," he said.
Meanwhile, Gamido identified the victims in the second incident in Barangay San Jose near the North Luzon Expressway interchange as Marvin Tullao, a lawyer, and his client Mario Lalic, who was also declared dead on the spot.
Gamido said the victims are both residents of Angeles City and came from a court hearing in Guagua Regional Trial Court prior to the ambush.
"It just so happened that the suspect made the attack in the city but nonetheless, we will be solving the crime and make the gunman accountable for his criminal activity," he said.